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Poster: Scrim Date: Apr 22, 2009 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

Question is: how many of us listen to drums and space outside of a concert?

When drums start, I immediately jump to a point 3 minutes before space ends (it's great to hear them space their way into the next song.) but generally, drums/space = waste of time.

But at a show, it was different. I liked the time to collect myself, not have to worry about a bad tape flip, go to the bathroom, visit with friends. It was tradition, and in a arena it could be mind blowing when Billy beat that big drum of his or railed on the beam.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Apr 22, 2009 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

"Question is: how many of us listen to drums and space outside of a concert?"

got me on that one

A: about as often as i listen to half of the 1st set or the very end of the 2nd


when the band was faced with trying to resolve the increasing conflicts between the tapers and rowdy attendees during the mid 80's, it was the the tapers that were banished to the otherwise sparsely occupied space behind the sbd

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 22, 2009 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

Most of my listening is streaming at work, so I do. It's also fun to see the looks on the faces of paralegals and other attorneys when they walk in my office and hear the same....

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Apr 22, 2009 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

that's odd, would've thought the inhabitants of hell to be thrilled upon discovering such a prospect?

i digress, if a man is to jokingly slam another into the boards, he should at least do it with a smile on his face, as well as a grimace in anticipation for the retaliatory slash

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about to watch Montreal lose their distinction as the only team to win at least one cup in every decade

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 22, 2009 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

My wife sent me the following link earlier today - she contends the real hockey is played in Europe and wishes that the NHL would give her homeland (CR) some of the players back:

http://www.iihf.com/channels/iihf-world-championship-oc09/home-oc/tournament-information/g ame-schedule.html

And I bet I'm the only one here in Monterey with a Saskatchewan Roughriders' green hoodie sweatshirt. My best man was a Regina native.

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Apr 22, 2009 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

BD, that is indeed a nice touch, those fans at Taylor Field in Regina are well known for their suds consumption. Funny you mention listening to space at the office. The other day I saw clients in my office instead of the ``bored room`` and I had the d/s from Lake Placid on, boy did I get some strange looks from this developer and his accountant. Strangely, I do get joy from shocking the squarepants.

I know your views on the current tour, but have you heard this second night from Worcester: http://www.archive.org/details/TheDead2009-04-19.MG21.flac16

I am with your better half on the upcoming WC, also my home team will be making its debut in the first division.

MS, I bleed blue and white for the Leafs but gotta say that I am sorry to see Montreal gone so soon. That is some record thou, winning at least one cup in each decade for 100 years.

Did I say how surprised I am by the second show in Worcester? One question, where are all the crisp fobs, all the recordings seem to be from the OTS?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 23, 2009 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

I'll listen and give it a fair shake. I did not enjoy the show from last night, but there were moments. I enjoyed some of Chimenti's work and really liked Warren's vocals on So Many Roads.

Here's my favorite hockey story:

Carolina Residents Confused, Terrified As Victorious Hurricane Players Riot In StreetsJune 22, 2006
RALEIGH, NC—Only hours after the Carolina Hurricanes won the NHL Championship Monday night in a hard-fought Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers, North Carolina Gov. Michael Easley mobilized the National Guard to contain over two dozen members of what he described as "some sort of depraved, violent, heretofore unheard-of gang calling themselves the Hurricanes."

"These strange men came out of nowhere with absolutely no warning," Easley said of the Stanley Cup-winning Hurricanes, who emptied garbage cans, overturned vehicles and set them aflame, looted local businesses, and frightened hundreds of citizens out of their sleep. "Nobody had ever heard of them before. No one knows what they want. And nobody knows why they were acting so crazy."
Police chief Jane Perlov is reporting that the NHL club, which was known as the Hartford Whalers until moving to North Carolina in 1997 and has struggled to attract much local attention, "somehow gained access to Raleigh's RBC Center earlier Monday, engaged in some sort of ritualistic violence involving sticks and nets, and then proceeded to drink heavily before heading to their cars."
"Following their leader—a man Canadian officials have identified as one Rod Brind'Amour—a group of between 26 and 30 heavily bearded Caucasians drove onto the Raleigh Chapel Hill Expressway at speeds exceeding 120 mph, causing several traffic accidents and overturning one 16-wheeler, which eventually exploded," Perlov said. "The members of the gang we're calling 'The Hurricanes' then exited their vehicles and descended on Hillsborough Street, where they entered the storied Velvet Cloak Inn, woke up guests by throwing alarm clocks, chairs, and mattresses out the windows, and then promptly burned them."
The Hurricanes then proceeded to loot cherished Raleigh establishments such as Brother's Pizza, Snoopy's Hot Dogs, and the Waffle House, leaving many business owners, who had never seen or heard of the players before, confused and frightened.
"We couldn't believe what was happening," said Sam Weber, owner of Playmakers, a Raleigh sports bar. "I still don't understand it. We had a decent crowd here to watch the 1982 North Carolina vs. Georgetown NCAA Championship game on ESPN Classic when out of nowhere a lamppost comes crashing through the front window. Then these huge pasty white guys, all wearing, like, matching sweaters, run in screaming like madmen and holding this giant planter over their heads, which they demanded I fill with beer. They invited all my customers to join them, but we were too shocked, terrified and disoriented to even move, so the gang got angry and stole four of my big-screen televisions."
"They weren't from around here, I'll tell you that much," Weber added. "When the police arrived, no one could remember having seen a single one of them before."
From there, the Hurricanes traveled to Raleigh's historic Pullen Park, where they took turns riding the cherished Pullen Park Carousel with the Stanley Cup. When no townspeople joined them on the carousel, the players began to grow morose, and demonstrated their displeasure by removing the horses from their mountings and carrying them back to their cars.
"I had never seen a scarier group of people," said Raleigh resident Max Sherwood, who was enjoying a quiet, calm Raleigh evening in the park with his mother. "They all had scraggily looking beards and they reeked of sweat and alcohol. They were screaming things like 'We fucking did it!' and 'Stanley!' When I politely asked them who Stanley was and not to cuss in front of my mother, well, that's when they came after us."
Sherwood suffered a mild concussion as well as facial lacerations after being forced to drink warm champagne out of "some type of weird birdbath."
In an attempt to assuage the confusion and fears of many Raleigh citizens, the Carolina Hurricanes public-relations team, in partnership with the National Hockey League, has issued a statement saying that the "gang" had in fact been playing "hockey," and that North Carolina did, in fact, have a hockey team. The team has also set up a crisis center offering free first aid to anybody who was injured during the riots and free counseling for anyone who wants to learn about the sport of hockey, its rules, its history, and possibly buy discount season tickets for next year.
However, most locals have yet to come to grips with the events of this past week.
"This is a sad, shameful day, not only for Raleigh but for the state of North Carolina," Mayor Charles Meeker said Wednesday. "I still do not understand exactly what caused these 'Hurricanes' to hold their strange celebration in our streets. But I think I speak for all of North Carolina when I say I hope that they never repeat whatever it is again."


From... Onion Sports

and the greatest live moment in hockey?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAcere7LL_o&;feature=related

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2009-04-23 19:00:28

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 23, 2009 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

OK. I admit to enjoying Warren (and the others) in the first set of the cited Worcester show.

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Poster: veblen Date: Apr 23, 2009 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

that story is great bluedevil...thanks!!!

GO PENS!!!

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Apr 23, 2009 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

concur with Veblen, great story BD.

MS, What's with all the fine Canadian references, are you not in Thailand?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 23, 2009 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

i'm grappling with my doubts as I know i would have had fun at that second worcester show. I liked the first set, esp warren, and the post fire on the mt stuff is out there .....

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Poster: He Live's Date: Apr 23, 2009 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More variety is needed in the setlist

foifoisdo